One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in homeopathy) a remedy that is frequently used, in general or for a particular condition.‘the poison ivy polycrests’
- ‘Commonly used homeopathic medicines called polycrests are multipurpose.’
- ‘Pulsatilla is a remedy that is called a polycrest, meaning it can be used for various problems and affects various systems in the body.’
19th century: from Greek polu- ‘many’ + khraosos ‘use’.
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